The UK’s Department for International Trade has unveiled its extensive programme of activity supporting UK life science businesses to bolster trade partnerships at MEDICA 2022; the world’s largest event for the medical sector.
For the first time ever, there will be a dedicated ‘UK Pavilion Presentation Theatre’ hosted on the UK Pavilion (Hall 16, stand J48) to showcase the strengths of UK life sciences.
Organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT), Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), and co-sponsored by Welsh Government and law firm Sidley Austin, the theatre will run for the full four days at the show, providing UK companies with an unprecedented platform to demonstrate their innovations to international buyers and forge new partnerships. The platform will offer UK companies a unique platform to showcase their latest innovations to all markets.
Also taking to the stage is the Department for International Trade, and their MedTech and Genomics Specialist, Dr Neil Ebenezer, who will be presenting on a number of key topics including the Potential Future UK MedTech Regulatory Framework, the UK MedTech Landscape and changes to IP since the end of the Brexit transition period.
At this year’s show, the Department for International Trade will also launch its UK international MedTech proposition, showcasing a glimpse into the UK’s capabilities and opportunities across the MedTech sector and articulating its exportable strengths.
This proposition will be used to inform DIT’s global network of the UK’s strengths in key areas such as diagnostics, medical devices and research and innovation, and underlining the UK’s position as a world-class life science powerhouse.
UK life science companies at the exhibition are also invited to meet with DIT Commercial Officers and Key Buyers from the UK’s biggest export markets.
These meetings will take place virtually the week before MEDICA for any Commercial Officers not able to attend in person, as well in person on the joint ABHI & DIT Stand throughout the exhibition.
UK companies will have the opportunity to select, meet with and showcase their business to experts for bespoke 1-2-1 advice to help explore their global potential. The platform for booking 1:1 meetings with Department for International Trade (DIT) market experts is now live.
Dr Aphrodite Spanou, Director for Science & Technology at the Department for international Trade, said: “We are excited to welcome our UK delegates to MEDICA 2022. The UK’s medical technology and diagnostic businesses are uniquely placed to meet international market demands due to their world-class innovations and capabilities. Our experts will support them in exploring markets to help them take their medical technologies solutions overseas. We have a packed programme of activity planned and are looking forward to working with all UK partners at the exhibition.”
MEDICA takes place from 14 – 17 November 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Throughout the exhibition the ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion will be located in Hall 16, stand J42.
At the show the Department for International Trade is partnering with the following organisations: ABHI, DIT Scotland, DIT Wales, Gambica, Invest Northern Ireland, Medilink, Midlands Engine & Northern Powerhouse
The full programme of UK activity at MEDICA 2022 can be viewed here